[CT Birds] Further Update on Snowy Owl, Long Beach, Stratford

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Mon Dec 23 08:15:15 EST 2013


A Place Called Hope does excellent work. Rest assured that these snowies are in good hands.
~ Tammy Eustis, Chester
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From: Mntncougar at aol.com [mailto:Mntncougar at aol.com]
Sent: Sunday, December 22, 2013 10:06 PM
To: ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org
Subject: [CT Birds] Further Update on Snowy Owl, Long Beach, Stratford

I just received this information and was given permission to post it. The Facebook page has pictures of the rescue of the owl.My personal thanks to everyone involved in this. Don MorganCovnetry ____________________________________ I too was there yesterday also observing the 2 snowies. You can view/share this link with all from Todd/A Place Called Hope. Updates on the snowy are given. Phil took the pics ... https://www.facebook.com/APlaceCalledHope/posts/560182607393079Sorry to reach out here but I don't know how to post on ctbirding. Best, Susan If you will, then you willFor nothing can withstand your will ~ TR ____________________________________ From: "Mntncougar at aol.com" To: ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org Sent: Sunday, December 22, 2013 8:31 PMSubject: [CT Birds] Update on Snowy Owl, Long Beach, StratfordI just got a phone call from a gentleman, Phil Maddalena, who I was with yesterday while observing the 2 Snowy Owls that were at Long Beach. We had seen the one down near Pleasure Beach first and then walked back up, having been told that there was another bird perched on the fence near the last house. I mentioned in my post late last night that I had a feeling the 2nd bird was not well:" 2nd bird on the end of the fence onto the beach from the last house on Oak Bluff Ave. That bird struck me as not doing well. Eyes were closed almost all the time, very seldom looked around at all. Tail and underbelly appeared dirty. Seemed oblivious to many birders around it, sometimes very close. It was apparently in the same spot for the entire 4 hours plus I was at the beach."Phil called me to say that when he went back today with a birder friend the Owl was still on the fence, one post back. I had mentioned to him that I thought the bird was ill and when they saw it today it was apparently even more obvious. They got in touch with a rehabber (I believe, first name was "Tod") who came out, looked at the bird and subsequently was able to walk up and just take it off the post in his hands. He said that the bird was emaciated and probably near death. The soiled plumage I mentioned was from oil, and the bird's feathers were soaking wet. If it had not been so warm it probably would have frozen to death (my thought).This is all I know at this point. Phil is a member of this list, although he does not post, and I've asked that he or his friend will post some more details of what was done and said. We can only cross our fingers that the bird will pull through. Apparently the rehabber mentioned that another Snowy had been rehabilitated and released at Hammo today. If anyone knows more details of that I would like to know them as I assume we all would. Nice to hear some good news once in a while.Don MorganCoventry_______________________________________________This list is provided by the Connecticut Ornithological Association (COA) for the discussion of birds and birding in Connecticut.For subscription information visit _http://lists.ctbirding.org/mailman/listinfo/ctbirds_lists.ctbirding.org_ () _______________________________________________This list is provided by the Connecticut Ornithological Association (COA) for the discussion of birds and birding in Connecticut.For subscription information visit http://lists.ctbirding.org/mailman/listinfo/ctbirds_lists.ctbirding.org






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